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cooling towers

Cooling towers in the abandoned Agrobiochim chemical plant (Bulgaria)

Recent satellite photos show that those three cooling towers have now been demolished or have collapsed.­

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Агробиохим
България
Стара Загора
May 22, 2004
Route E773, 6050 Hrishteni, Bulgaria

Those are the best of the 1200 photos I took during an unforgettable 3-week trip in Bulgaria in May 2004, with my friend Susie.­ Some photos have been digitally converted to black-and-white.­

Links to some other sites with interesting photos of Bulgaria:

* Georgy Velichkov - pictures from Bulgaria

* TrekEarth Gallery

Агробиохим - Стара Загора

Photos of the abandoned Agrobiochim chemical plant near Stara Zagora (Bulgaria).­

When it was active, this plant used to produce ammonia, nitrogen fertilisers, plastics, caprolactam and silicon dioxide for rubber and pharmaceutical industries.­

Tons of nitrates, asbestos, dioxins and other dangerous chemicals are just sitting there.­ This is an environmental disaster and no-one wants to pay for the clean-up (Agrobiochim was a semi-state-owned company that went bankrupt).­

After taking those photos I got arrested for trespassing by some sort of armed Bulgarian Military Police.­ If you meet our friend Vasil (the guard who arrested us for trespassing), say hello to him!

After an afternoon of interrogation at the Stara Zagora Police station, I was released and no charges were filed.­

Before letting me go, the police chief told me: "if anything blows-up in this country, we'll be looking for you" !